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  • Orgullo y Prejuicio

    Jane Austen

    Parution : 9 Février 2014 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    Este ebook presenta "Orgullo y Prejuicio" con un sumario dinámico y detallado.
    La novela describe poco más de un año en la vida de un pequeño grupo de jóvenes en el campo cerca de Londres en el cambio de siglo (del XVIII al XIX), durante el reinado de Jorge III. En el centro de esta sociedad se encuentra la adorable y muy alocada familia Bennet, con sus cinco hijas casaderas, de entre 15 y 23 años (de mayor a menor: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty y Lydia).
    Jane Austen (Steventon, 16 de diciembre de 1775 - Winchester, 18 de julio de 1817) fue una destacada novelista británica que vivió durante el período de la Regencia. La ironía que emplea para dotar de comicidad a sus novelas hace que Jane Austen sea contada entre los «clásicos» de la novela inglesa, a la vez que su recepción va, incluso en la actualidad, más allá del interés académico, siendo leídas por un público más amplio.

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  • El corazón de las tinieblas

    Joseph Conrad

    Parution : 13 Juin 2014 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    Este ebook presenta "El corazón de las tinieblas" con un sumario dinámico y detallado.
    El corazón de las tinieblas (Heart of darkness) es el título de un cuento extenso o novela corta de Joseph Conrad, 1899, y en forma de libro en 1902. Ambientado en África, El corazón de las tinieblas está hasta cierto punto inspirada en los seis meses que Joseph Conrad pasó en el Congo colonizado y devastado por el rey Leopoldo II de Bélgica. Hoy es probablemente la obra más conocida de Conrad. Fue incluida en la serie Great Books of the 20th Century ("Grandes libros del siglo XX"), publicada por Penguin Books.
    Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, más conocido como Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924), fue un novelista polaco que adoptó el inglés como lengua literaria. Conrad, cuya obra explora la vulnerabilidad y la inestabilidad moral del ser humano, está considerado como uno de los más grandes novelistas de la Literatura Universal.

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  • Anglais Hot Blonde Striptease (Vintage Erotica Adult Picture Book)

    Erotic Photography

    Parution : 7 Janvier 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This is an adult picture book with no text: a hot blonde strips for our pleasure in these 66 high resolution (1024 pixels X 765 pixels) black and white still pictures from a short silent film of an unknown author from the 1950's. The blonde wears several layers of sexy undies, to tease us even more with a bit of olden days erotica. Ahh, the innocence...

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  • Anglais Brunette Striptease (Vintage Erotica Adult Picture Book)

    Erotic Photography

    Parution : 4 Janvier 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This is an adult picture book with no text: a pretty brunette strips for our pleasure in these 60 high resolution (1024 pixels X 765 pixels) black and white still pictures from a short silent film of an unknown author from the 1950's. The brunette wears several layers of sexy undies, to tease us even more with a bit of olden days erotica. Ahh, the innocence...

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  • Anglais Tales of the Islanders (The Complete 4 Volumes)

    Charlotte Brontë

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This carefully crafted ebook: "Tales of the Islanders"contains the complete 4 volumes of talesin one collectionandis formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The four volumes of tales collected here make delightful reading, while offering a unique insight into Brontë family life and Charlotte's development as a writer: these are the stories she and her siblings imagined for their magic island kingdom. The stories are charmingly written in a very fairytale-esque style. They are written by a child and therefore are sometimes hard to follow when the stories make big turns, which force the reader to read them slowly and devour each sentence.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 - 1855), English writer noted for her novel Jane Eyre (1847) andsister of Anne Brontë and Emily Brontë. The three sisters are almost as famous for their short, tragic lives as for their novels. In their works they described love more truthfully that was common in Victorian age England. In the past 40 years Charlotte Brontë's reputation has risen rapidly, and feminist criticism has done much to show that she was speaking up for oppressed women of every age.

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  • Anglais Albion and Marina

    Charlotte Brontë

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This carefully crafted ebook: "Albion and Marina"is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Albion and Marina was written by Charlotte Brontë when she was 14 years old. It is her first love story, a romance about star-crossed lovers.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 -1855), English writer noted for her novel Jane Eyre (1847) andsister of Anne Brontë and Emily Brontë. The three sisters are almost as famous for their short, tragic lives as for their novels. In their works they described love more truthfully that was common in Victorian age England. In the past 40 years Charlotte Brontë's reputation has risen rapidly, and feminist criticism has done much to show that she was speaking up for oppressed women of every age.

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  • Anglais The Story of Willie Ellin

    Charlotte Brontë

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This carefully crafted ebook: "The Story of Willie Ellin"is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This unfinished fragment contains the poignant story of an abused child. After abandoning the work, Charlotte later incorporated it into another work called 'Emma'.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 -1855), English writer noted for her novel Jane Eyre (1847) andsister of Anne Brontë and Emily Brontë. The three sisters are almost as famous for their short, tragic lives as for their novels. In their works they described love more truthfully that was common in Victorian age England. In the past 40 years Charlotte Brontë's reputation has risen rapidly, and feminist criticism has done much to show that she was speaking up for oppressed women of every age.

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  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Journal of Julius Rodman - Being an Account of the First Passage across the Rocky Mountains of North America Ever Achieved by Civilized Man" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The Journal of Julius Rodman is an unfinished serial novel by American author Edgar Allan Poe published in 1840. It is a fictionalised account of the first expedition across the Western Wilderness, crossing the Rocky Mountains. The journal chronicled a 1792 expedition led by Julius Rodman up the Missouri River to the Northwest. This extraordinary Journal details events of the most surprising nature, and recounts the unparalleled vicissitudes and adventures experienced by a mere handful of men in a country which, till then, had never been explored by civilized man. Julius Rodman was an English emigrant who first settled in New York, then moved to Kentucky and Mississippi.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor. Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction.

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  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Best Tales of Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, The Black Cat, The Murders in the Rue Morgue" contains the Best Tales of Edgar Allan Poe in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
    Is a short story told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while describing a murder he committed. The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by dismembering it and hiding it under the floorboards.
    Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
    As in all of Poe's short stories, "The Fall of the House of Usher" concentrates on a "single effect", in this case, the degeneration and decay of the Usher house and family.
    The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
    The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year and is about the narrator's deadly revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him. The narrative revolves around a person being buried alive-in this case, by immurement.
    The Pit and the Pendulum (1842)
    The short story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, though Poe skews historical facts. The narrator of the story describes his experience of being tortured. The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader because of its heavy focus on the senses, such as sound, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatural.
    The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
    It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while describing a murder he committed. The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by dismembering it and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the form of the sound - possibly hallucinatory - of the old man's heart still beating under the floorboards.
    The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
    The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms.
    The Black Cat (1843)
    It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt.
    The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
    It has been recognized as the first detective story. C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect, though no one agrees on what language was spoken. At the murder scene, Dupin finds a hair that does not appear to be human.
    American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) defined the genre of macabre story-telling in the first half of the 19th century. Poe, known for psychologically thrilling tales with morbid undertones, is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. Today it is regarded as an early and supreme example of Gothic horror, and still stands out among the author's many well-known works.

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  • Anglais 69 Horror & Crime Tales: The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This carefully crafted ebook: 69 Horror & Crime Tales: The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This collection comprises 69 short stories - all of the stories Poe is known to have written.
    Table of contents:
    The Bargain Lost (1831), Loss of Breath (1831), A Dream (1831), The Duc de L'Omelette (1831), Metzengerstein (1831), A Tale of Jerusalem (1831), The Assignation (1833), Four Beasts in One (1833), Manuscript Found in a Bottle (1833), A Parable (1833), Silence A Fable (1833), Berenice (1835), Bon-Bon (1835), King Pest (1835), Lionizing (1835), Morella (1835), The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaal (1835), Mystification (1837), Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling (1837), How to Write a Blackwood Article (1838), Ligeia (1838), The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (1839), The Devil in the Belfry (1839), The Fall of the House of Usher (1839), The Man That Was Used Up (1839), William Wilson (1839), The Journal of Julius Rodman (1839-1840), The Business Man (1840), Lionizing (1835), The Man of the Crowd (1840), The Colloquy of Monos and Una (1841), A Descent into the Maelstrm (1841), Eleonora (1841), The Island of the Fay (1841), The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), Never Bet the Devil Your Head (1841), Three Sundays in a Week (1841), The Black Cat (1842), The Domain of Arnheim (1842), The Masque of the Red Death (1842), The Oval Portrait (1842), The Pit and the Pendulum (1842), The Tell-Tale Heart (1842), Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences (1843), The Gold-Bug (1843), The Angel of the Odd (1844), The Balloon-Hoax (1844), The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. (1844), Mesmeric Revelation (1844), The Oblong Box (1844), The Purloined Letter (1844), The Premature Burial (1844), Some Words with a Mummy (1844), The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1844), A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844), The Spectacles (1844), Thou Art the Man (1844), The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade (1844), The Imp of the Perverse (1845), The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845), The Power of Words (1845), The Sphinx (1845), The Cask of Amontillado (1846), Landor's Cottage (1848), Mellonta Tauta (1848), Von Kempelen and His Discovery (1849), The Mystery of Marie Roget (1842-1843).
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor . Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature.

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  • Anglais The Complete Tales and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This carefully crafted ebook The Complete Tales and Stories of Edgar Allan Poeis formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Table of Contents:
    The Bargain Lost (1831), Loss of Breath (1831), A Dream (1831), The Duc de L'Omelette (1831), Metzengerstein (1831), A Tale of Jerusalem (1831), The Assignation (1833), Four Beasts in One (1833), Manuscript Found in a Bottle (1833), A Parable (1833), Silence A Fable (1833), Berenice (1835), Bon-Bon (1835), King Pest (1835), Lionizing (1835), Morella (1835), The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaal (1835), Mystification (1837), Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling (1837), How to Write a Blackwood Article (1838), Ligeia (1838), The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (1839), The Devil in the Belfry (1839), The Fall of the House of Usher (1839), The Man That Was Used Up (1839), William Wilson (1839), The Journal of Julius Rodman (1839-1840), The Business Man (1840), Lionizing (1835), The Man of the Crowd (1840), The Colloquy of Monos and Una (1841), A Descent into the Maelstrm (1841), Eleonora (1841), The Island of the Fay (1841), The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841), Never Bet the Devil Your Head (1841), Three Sundays in a Week (1841), The Black Cat (1842), The Domain of Arnheim (1842), The Masque of the Red Death (1842), The Oval Portrait (1842), The Pit and the Pendulum (1842), The Tell-Tale Heart (1842), Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences (1843), The Gold-Bug (1843), The Angel of the Odd (1844), The Balloon-Hoax (1844), The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. (1844), Mesmeric Revelation (1844), The Oblong Box (1844), The Purloined Letter (1844), The Premature Burial (1844), Some Words with a Mummy (1844), The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1844), A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (1844), The Spectacles (1844), Thou Art the Man (1844), The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade (1844), The Imp of the Perverse (1845), The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845), The Power of Words (1845), The Sphinx (1845), The Cask of Amontillado (1846), Landor's Cottage (1848), Mellonta Tauta (1848), Von Kempelen and His Discovery (1849), The Mystery of Marie Roget (1842-1843).
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of the most celebrated of all American authors. Heavily influenced by the German Romantic Ironists, Poe made his mark in Gothic fiction, especially through the tales of the macabre for which he is now so famous. Although he regarded himself primarily as a poet, he is one of the few indisputably great writers of the short story, alongside Guy de Maupassant and O. Henry. Besides redefining that form as a vehicle for literary art, Poe also contributed to the modern detective genre and wrote highly influential literary criticism.

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  • Anglais The Green Dwarf

    Charlotte Brontë

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

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    Charlotte Brontë was 17 years old when she wrote the story. Lady Emily Charlesworth is in love with Leslie, a struggling artist. Lord Percy, a fierce, arrogant aristocrat, will do anything to lay his hands on Leslie's chosen bride. With its exotic melange of political intrigue, amorous subterfuge, and Gothic scenery, The Green Dwarf reveals the dynamic and experimental nature of Brontë's writing.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 -1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

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  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Charlotte Brontë" contains all 5 novels in onevolume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Jane Eyre (1847)is a novel published under the pen name "Currer Bell." Jane Eyre was Charlotte Brontë's second novel, but the first to be published. It follows the emotions and experiences of its character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester. The focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core.
    Shirley is an 1849 social novel. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre. The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811-12, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry.
    Villette (1853) was Charlotte Brontë's fourth novel. It was preceded by the posthumously published The Professor, her first, and then Jane Eyre and Shirley. After an unspecified family disaster, the protagonist Lucy Snowe travels from England to the fictional French-speaking city of Villette to teach at a girls' school, where she is drawn into adventure and romance.
    The Professor was the first novel by Charlotte Brontë. It was originally written before Jane Eyre and rejected by many publishing houses, but was eventually published posthumously in 1857. The book is the story of a young man, William Crimsworth, and is a first-person narrative from his perspective. It describes his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girls school.
    Emma (unfinished)
    Charlotte Brontë wrote only 20 pages of the manuscript, published posthumously in 1860. Another lady whom the name we don't know complete the later chapters.
    It is a clue which link the mysterious girl, Martina and the guardians, Mrs.Chalfont and Mr.Ellin together.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 -1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

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  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of the Brontë Sisters " contains 8 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    This collection of the works of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë includes the following novels:
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1847
    Shirley by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1849
    Villette by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1853
    The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, published after her death in 1857
    Emma by Charlotte Brontë (unfinished), published in 1860.
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, published in 1848
    Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, published in 1847
    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, published in 1848
    The Brontë Sisters (1818-1855), Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were sisters and writers whose novels have become classics.Before writing novels, the sisters first published a volume of poetry in 1846. Many novels of the Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are based on women in Victorian England and the difficulties that they faced like few employment opportunities, dependence on men in the families for support, and social expectations.

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  • Anglais The Making of a Marchioness + The Shuttle (2 Unabridged Classic Romances)

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This carefully crafted ebook: "The Making of a Marchioness + The Shuttle (2 Unabridged Classic Romances)" contains 2 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The Making of a Marchioness (1901)
    It was originally published in two parts: the first tells the fairy tale-like story of how our heroine, Emily Fox-Seton, became the Marchioness of Walderhurst. The second, originally titled The Methods of Lady Walderhurst, is a down-to-earth portrayal of the realities of Victorian marriage, with a bit of a Victorian sensation vibe to it.
    The Shuttle (1907)
    It was begun in 1900 but frequently abandoned while its author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, wrote several other books, including, most famously, The Making of a Marchioness. The Shuttle is about American heiresses marrying English aristocrats; by extension it is about the effect of American energy and dynamism rejuvenating a somewhat decadent English aristocracy: Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill treatment. Bettina sets about to rectify matters...
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 -1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy , A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

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  • Anglais Tales of Angria (Mina Laury, Stancliffe's Hotel) + Angria and the Angrians

    Charlotte Brontë

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

    This carefully crafted ebook: "Tales of Angria (Mina Laury, Stancliffe's Hotel) + Angria and the Angrians"is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    In 1834, Charlotte Brontë and her brother Branwell created the imaginary kingdom of Angria in a series of tiny handmade books. Continuing their saga some years later, the five 'novelettes' in this volume were written by Charlotte when she was in her early twenties, and depict an aristocratic beau monde in witty, racy and ironic language. She creates an exotic, scandalous atmosphere of intrigue and destructive passions, with a cast ranging from the ageing rake Northangerland and his Byronic son-in-law Zamorna, King of Angria, to Mary Percy, Zamorna's lovesick wife, and Charles Townshend, the cynical, gossipy narrator. Together the tales provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and creative processes of the young writer who was to become one of the world's great novelists.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 -1855) worked as a teacher and governess before collaborating on a book of poetry with her two sisters, Emily and Anne, who were writers as well. In 1847, Brontë published the semi-autobiographical novel Jane Eyre, which was a hit and would become a literary classic. Her other novels included Shirley and Villette.
    Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817 - 1848) was a painter, and writer and poet, the only son of the Brontë family, and the brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily, and Anne.

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  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Charlotte Brontë's Juvenilia"is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Table of Contents:
    Tales of Angria (Mina Laury, Stancliffe's Hotel) + Angria and the Angrians:
    Charlotte Bronte, together with her brother Branwell, created the imaginary kingdom of Angria in 1834. She was to write several Angria tales for the next five years. The Tales of Angria offer an ironic portrait of the intrigues, scandals, and passions. The stories provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and creative processes of the young writer who was to become one of the world's greatest novelists.
    The Story of Willie Ellin:
    This unfinished fragment contains the poignant story of an abused child.
    Albion and Marina:
    A romance about star-crossed lovers, Albion and Marina is a trial run by 14-year-old Charlotte Bronte for Jane Eyre.
    Tales of the Islanders:
    The four volumes of tales collected here make delightful reading, while offering a unique insight into Brontë family life and Charlotte's development as a writer: these are the stories she and her siblings imagined for their magic island kingdom. The stories are charmingly written in a very fairytale-esque style. They are written by a child and therefore are sometimes hard to follow when the stories make big turns, which force the reader to read them slowly and devour each sentence.
    The Green Dwarf:
    Lady Emily Charlesworth is in love with Leslie, a struggling artist. Lord Percy, a fierce, arrogant aristocrat, will do anything to lay his hands on Leslie's chosen bride. With its exotic melange of political intrigue, amorous subterfuge, and Gothic scenery, The Green Dwarf reveals the dynamic and experimental nature of Brontë's writing. Charlotte Brontë is best remembered for her perennially popular novel Jane Eyre.
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 -1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

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  • Anglais The Making of a Marchioness (Emily Fox-Seton, Complete)

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Parution : 2 Décembre 2013 - Entrée pnb : 9 Décembre 2015

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    Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1901 novel The Making of a Marchioness was originally published in two parts: the first tells the fairy tale-like story of how our heroine, Emily Fox-Seton, became the Marchioness of Walderhurst. The second, originally titled The Methods of Lady Walderhurst, is a down-to-earth portrayal of the realities of Victorian marriage, with a bit of a Victorian sensation vibe to it. The two parts work very well as a single novel, though there is a marked shift in tone when we move from the first to the second.
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 -1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

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  • Anglais Teleny: a pornographic novel attributed to Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde

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    This carefully crafted ebook: "Teleny: a pornographic novel attributed to Oscar Wilde" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Teleny is an authorless and explicitly homoerotic novel often attributed to Oscar Wilde. It is an important antithesis to the prudish idealism of the neo-classic and neo-romantic lyric love poetry of the end of the century. It is a work of unmasking the cynical double moral standards of the Victorian era: The love of Camille and Teleny is shattered by social reprisals. The book was published in 1893 in 200 copies by Leonard Smithers who praised it as being "the most powerful and cleverly written erotic romance which has appeared in the English language" during that era".
    Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is a central figure in aesthetic writing. Wilde was a poet, fiction writer, essayist and editor. Oscar Wilde is often seen as a homosexual icon although as many men of his day he was also a husband and father. Wilde's life ended at odds with Victorian morals that surrounded him. He died in exile.

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  • Anglais Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal (A Gay Erotica Classic attributed to Oscar Wilde)

    Oscar Wilde

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    This carefully crafted ebook: "Teleny, or The Reverse of the Medal (A Gay Erotica Classic attributed to Oscar Wilde)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Telenyis a pornographic novel, first published in London in 1893. The authorship of the work is unknown. There is a general consensus that it was an ensemble effort, but it has often been attributed to Oscar Wilde. Set in fin-de-siècle Paris, its concerns are the magnetic attraction and passionate though ultimately tragic affair between a young Frenchman named Camille de Grieux and the Hungarian pianist René Teleny. The novel is significant as one of the earliest pieces of English-language pornography to explicitly and near-exclusively concern homosexuality; as well as for a lush and literate, though variable prose style - and a relative complexity and depth of character and plot development - that give it as much in common with the Aesthetic fiction of the period as with its typical pornography.
    Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is a central figure in aesthetic writing. Wilde was a poet, fiction writer, essayist and editor. Oscar Wilde is often seen as a homosexual icon although as many men of his day he was also a husband and father. Wilde's life ended at odds with Victorian morals that surrounded him. He died in exile.

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  • Anglais The Complete Works of Charlotte Brontë: all 5 novels + Collected Writings and Juvenilia

    Charlotte Brontë

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    This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Charlotte Brontë" contains all 5 novels + Collected Writings and Juvenilia in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Tales of Angria (Mina Laury, Stancliffe's Hotel) + Angria and the Angrians:
    Charlotte Bronte, together with her brother Branwell, created the imaginary kingdom of Angria in 1834. She was to write several Angria tales for the next five years. The Tales of Angria offer an ironic portrait of the intrigues, scandals, and passions. The stories provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and creative processes of the young writer who was to become one of the world's greatest novelists.
    The Story of Willie Ellin:
    This unfinished fragment contains the poignant story of an abused child.
    Albion and Marina:
    A romance about star-crossed lovers, Albion and Marina is a trial run by 14-year-old Charlotte Bronte for Jane Eyre.
    Tales of the Islanders:
    The four volumes of tales collected here make delightful reading, while offering a unique insight into Brontë family life and Charlotte's development as a writer: these are the stories she and her siblings imagined for their magic island kingdom. The stories are charmingly written in a very fairytale-esque style. They are written by a child and therefore are sometimes hard to follow when the stories make big turns, which force the reader to read them slowly and devour each sentence.
    The Green Dwarf:
    Lady Emily Charlesworth is in love with Leslie, a struggling artist. Lord Percy, a fierce, arrogant aristocrat, will do anything to lay his hands on Leslie's chosen bride. With its exotic melange of political intrigue, amorous subterfuge, and Gothic scenery, The Green Dwarf reveals the dynamic and experimental nature of Brontë's writing. Charlotte Brontë is best remembered for her perennially popular novel Jane Eyre.
    Collected Writings and Juvenilia:
    Tales of Angria (Mina Laury, Stancliffe's Hotel) + Angria and the Angrians
    The Story of Willie Ellin
    Albion and Marina
    Tales of the Islanders
    The Green Dwarf
    Charlotte Brontë (1816 -1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

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  • This carefully crafted ebook: "The Story of Prince Fairyfoot (Stories from the Lost Fairy-Book, Re-told by the Child Who Read Them)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    "THE STORY OF PRINCE FAIRYFOOT" was originally intended to be the first of a series, under the general title of "Stories from the Lost Fairy-Book, Re-told by the Child Who Read Them," concerning which Mrs. Burnett relates: "When I was a child of six or seven, I had given to me a book of fairy-stories, of which I was very fond. Before it had been in my possession many months, it disappeared, and, though since then I have tried repeatedly, both in England and America, to find a copy of it, I have never been able to do so. I asked a friend in the Congressional Library at Washington--a man whose knowledge of books is almost unlimited--to try to learn something about it for me. But even he could find no trace of it; and so we concluded it must have been out of print some time. I always remembered the impression the stories had made on me, and, though most of them had become very faint recollections, I frequently told them to children, with additions of my own. The story of Fairyfoot I had promised to tell a little girl; and, in accordance with the promise, I developed the outline I remembered, introduced new characters and conversation, wrote it upon note paper, inclosed it in a decorated satin cover, and sent it to her. In the first place, it was re-written merely for her, with no intention of publication; but she was so delighted with it, and read and reread it so untiringly, that it occurred to me other children might like to hear it also. So I made the plan of developing and re-writing the other stories in like manner, and having them published under the title of 'Stories from the Lost Fairy-Book, Re-told by the Child Who Read Them.'"
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 -1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).

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  • This carefully crafted ebook: "Best of Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden + A Little Princess + Little Lord Fauntleroy + The Making of a Marchioness (or Emily Fox-Seton)" contains 4books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    The Secret Garden (1911)
    It tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment. Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach.
    A Little Princess (1905)
    Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
    Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886).
    Cedric Errol is a poor American boy who finds out that he is the sole heir to a wealthy British earldom and thus becomes Lord Fauntleroy.
    The Making of a Marchioness (1901)
    It was originally published in two parts: the first tells the fairy tale-like story of how our heroine, Emily Fox-Seton, became the Marchioness of Walderhurst. The second, originally titled The Methods of Lady Walderhurst, is a down-to-earth portrayal of the realities of Victorian marriage, with a bit of a Victorian sensation vibe to it.
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 -1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy , A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

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  • Anglais Little Lord Fauntleroy + The Lost Prince (2 Unabridged Classics in 1 eBook)

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

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    This carefully crafted ebook: "Little Lord Fauntleroy + The Lost Prince (2 Unabridged Classics in 1 eBook)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
    Little Lord Fauntleroy is the first children's novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was originally published as a serial in1886. Cedric Errol is a poor American boy who finds out that he is the sole heir to a wealthy British earldom and thus becomes Lord Fauntleroy.
    The Lost Prince tells a story of country that is in a terrible civil war, and where people are killing each other all for the sake of power. The poor citizens of Samavia can only hope that their beloved lost prince will come back and make every thing right as it used to be. Marco Loristan, a twelve-year-old refugee, and his friend, a hunchback orphan named The Rat, embark on a dangerous journey across Europe to bring freedom to Marco's beleaguered homeland of Samavia.
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 -1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

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